County Durham residents have been warned of planned closures to a small number of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in December.

Durham County Council has announced it will be closing three HWRCs across the month to allow for engineering works to take place.

Where are the closures?


  • Coxhoe HWRC will be closed on 13 December for one day only, reopening on 14 December.
  • Het Hills HWRC will close on 12 December and reopen to the public on 19 December.
  • Romanway HWRC will close on 12 December for one day, reopening on 13 December. It will then close again on 19 December and reopen on Boxing Day, 26 December.

John Shannon, strategic waste manager, said: "These necessary closures will allow for essential engineering works to take place at the three HWRCs over the next few weeks. We would like to thank residents in advance for their patience.

"For anyone who is planning to visit these sites on these days, we would encourage them to use an alternative HWRC instead. The most up to date opening times and information can be found on our website."

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